ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL AND NO PLAIGIARISM. ALL WORK REQUIRES PEER REVIEWED REFERENCES AND IN TEXT CITATIONS.
Topic 1: Recognize Contributions by Showing Appreciation for Individual Excellence and Best Practices
In your Kouzes and Posner Reading for this unit, you are learning about the leadership practice of encourage the heart and the component of recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. There are many different ways to recognize good performance. In your response to this Discussion topic, you will:
Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (6th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Wiley.
Topic 2: Becoming a Better Leader by Inspiring Followers
Northouse (2018) states that, â€œFollowership is a process whereby an individual or individuals accept the influence of others to accomplish a common goalâ€ (p. 295). Effective leaders have skills to understand how people behave. They pay attention to group dynamics, can calm anxieties, and inspire other into positive action in order to achieve organizational goals.
In your initial post, describe a â€˜Leader-Follower Relationshipâ€™ that you have observed in a real world workplace setting. Then, identify and assess the psychodynamic qualities that were exhibited. Finally, evaluate how specific (conscious and unconscious) psychological processes could be applied in order to achieve a holistic approach to influence followers.
Northouse, P. G. (2018). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.